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Louis Devito

Louis DeVito and Melissa Forgas-Gartland Join Sahn Ward Coschignano & Baker, PLLC as Of Counsel

Louis DeVito and Melissa Forgas-Gartland of the law firm DeVito & Gartland, P.C. in East Islip have joined the Firm as Of Counsel. Ms. Forgas-Gartland and Mr. DeVito concentrate their practice in the areas of estate planning and administration; estate and trust litigation; asset protection planning; elder law and special needs planning; guardianships; real estate and business law.

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Melissa Forgas-Gartland

HON. EDWARD G. McCABE AND JOHN P. CHRISTOPHER RECEIVE LONG ISLAND BUSINESS NEWS’ “LEADERSHIP IN
LAW” AWARDS

The Hon. Edward G. McCabe, Special Counsel with the Firm, and John P. Christopher, an Associate with the Firm, were recipients of Long Island Business News’ “Leadership in Law” Award, They were honored at a special awards ceremony that was held on November 13 at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury. The Hon. Edward G. McCabe received the Lifetime Achievement Award and Mr. Christopher was recognized in the category of Associate.

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THREE ATTORNEYS FROM THE FIRM FEATURED IN LONG ISLAND BUSINESS NEWS’ “ONES TO WATCH” SECTION

Daniel Braff, Christian Browne and Miriam Villani

Dan Braff, Christian Browne and Miriam Villani, all Partners with the Firm, were named by Long Island Business News as its “Ones to Watch.” Mr. Braff and Mr. Browne were named as LIBN’s “Ones to Watch” in Commercial Real Estate/Architecture/Engineering/Construction and Ms. Villani was chosen as one of the publication’s “Ones to Watch” in Green.

The weekly chose Mr. Braff and Mr. Browne for their being named to the 2014 Super Lawyers New York Metro area's “Rising Stars” list. Ms. Villani was selected for her work in all aspects of environmental law as it pertains to litigation, transactional matters, permitting, regulatory and compliance proceedings.

Ones to Watch is featured each week in LIBN, highlighting six people who stand out in their respective fields.

CLICK HERE TO READ Mr. Braff's ARTICLE, Mr. BrownE's article and Ms. Villani's article

 

MATTERS OF INTEREST

Jon A. Ward

Court Sides With Firm’s Client in Dealership Law Case of First Impression

Jon A. Ward, Andrew M. Roth, and Joseph R. Bjarnson successfully defended the Biener Auto Group (Biener), an Audi dealer located in Great Neck, New York, in a commercial litigation commenced in Nassau County Supreme Court by a competing Audi dealer located in Lynbrook, New York.

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Chris Coschignano

CHRIS COSCHIGNANO ASSISTS DEVELOPER IN RECEIVING NASSAU IDA BENEFITS FOR MIXED-USE PROJECT

Chris Coschignano, a Partner with the Firm, successfully represented a commercial real estate company in obtaining Nassau County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) benefits for a residential/retail project in the Village of Great Neck Plaza.

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Michele A. Pincus

Court Finds Village of Greenport Improperly Sought to Restrict Oyster Farmer’s Agricultural Activities

Michele A. Pincus and John C. Farrell, Partners with the Firm, successfully represented a North Fork oyster farmer in an Article 78 proceeding in Suffolk County Supreme Court against the Village of Greenport.

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John C. Farrell

NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THE LAW

Elaine M. Colavito

Elaine Colavito’s “Bench Briefs” Appears in
Suffolk Lawyer

Elaine Colavito had her “Bench Briefs” column published in the October 2014 edition of The Suffolk Lawyer. “Bench Briefs” is a roundup of recent decisions from Suffolk County trial courts.

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OUT AND ABOUT

Homecoming for Heroes Staff and Home Recipient

Homes For Our Homecoming Heroes Provides Its First House to Iraq War Veteran

Partner Chris Coschignano Provided Pro Bono Legal Assistance to Help
Form the Organization

On November 10, Homes For Our Homecoming Heroes provided its first-ever house for Shafquat Nasi, a returning veteran, and his family at 77 Thorman Avenue in Hicksville. Mr. Nasi served during the Iraq War as a member of the U.S. Navy for eight years. The house was dedicated in the memory of Lieutenant Michael Murphy, a Long Island resident and a Navy SEAL who was killed in combat in 2005. Chris Coschignano, a Partner with the Firm, provided pro bono legal assistance to help form the non-profit group.

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Michele A. Pincus Serves on Long Island Pink Aid Sponsorship Committee

Michele A. Pincus, a Partner with the Firm, recently served on the Sponsorship Committee for the inaugural Long Island Pink Aid Charity Luncheon, which was held on October 22 at Marshs in Huntington. The luncheon featured a Best of Fall Fashion Show and a keynote speech by author Geralyn Lucas.

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Chris Coschignano Honored at St. Edward Confessor School’s 15th Annual Golf & Tennis Classic

St. Edward Confessor School in Syosset honored Chris Coschignano (pictured), a Partner with the Firm, and his wife Elisabetta at its 15th Annual Golf & Tennis Classic, which took place on October 20 at Mill River Country Club in Upper Brookville.

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DANIEL J. BAKER CO-CHAIRS TOURO LAW CENTER’S 12TH ANNUAL GOLF CLASSIC

Daniel J. Baker, a Partner with the Firm, was co-chair of Touro Law Center’s 12th Annual Golf Classic, which was held on September 15 at The Sewane Club in Hewlett Harbor. This year’s honorees were The Honorable Jeffrey A. Goodstein, a judge with the New York State Court of Claims and an acting justice for Nassau County Supreme Court, and Buddy Harrelson, owner of the Long Island Ducks.

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